Not wanting to leave T Rex (Tim Wilding) out, I should mention that he too will be rocking a new steed for the Huka XL, but unlike Samara's, his has clown wheels and is made of plastic. Well, carbon actually, and as you can see from these pics it's a pretty sweet build. Tim says his gear selection and cadence hasn't changed at all on his new Santa Cruz Tallboy with the switch to 29er wheels which can only mean one thing; he's going faster than normal. And unlike the rest of the pro field racing at the Huka XL, Mr Rex has a little extra riding on it. You see he works for Contact (Taupo's main sponsor) and I'm sure there is pressure round the water cooler to back up his Lake Hawea Contact Epic first place with a second win in Taupo (he did take the win at the inaugural event). So it looks like Cabin and T Rex will be battling it out for 29er supremacy this weekend which will be very interesting to watch (not that I'll be able to see from the back of the field...).
Francois Bally-Maitre takes the title at the third Andes Pacifico.
Wyn shoves his saddle in a few people’s noses as he gets all the gossip from the track walk at Mont Saint Anne
Loui Harvey and Jess Enlund are back on the Superenduro mission this time its Val Di Fassa and the European Continental Enduro Series.
Check out the highlights of the top 3 men’s and women’s qualifying runs, including Brook Macdonald’s 2nd place qualis run
Kiwi enduro racers Loui Harvey and Jess Enlund are currently traveling the world racing as privateers in a bunch of cool events, their latest outing was at the Calestano leg of the Italian Superenduro series, check out what they thought and a couple of other Kiwis in action too.
Wyn roams the after race pits at Fort Bill catching up on all the banter and apres-race gossip
Round 2 of the DH World Cup is going down this weekend in Fort William, Scotland and Wyn TV is there as always getting the low down on the track